Sidney Poitier


Both an esteemed actor and a respected humanitarian, Sidney Poitier received an Academy Award for Best Actor for Lilies of the Field (1963) and an Honorary Award presented in 2001. Born in Miami, he grew up both in the Bahamas and the United States and became a noted actor both on the stage and in such films as The Defiant Ones (1958, which earned him his first Oscar nomination), A Patch of Blue (1965), In the Heat of the Night (1967) and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967). He has also directed nine features and remains a major inspirational figure among the creative community.

A Raisin in the Sun
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte
Martin Luther King Letter
Sidney Poitier - Grauman’s Chinese Theater
To Sir, with Love
Sidney Poitier winning Best Actor
Lilies in the Field
In the Heat of the Night
The Bedford Incident - Letter
Sidney Poitier with Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder
In the Heat of the Night: 30 Years Later
70th Academy Awards (1998)
Sidney Poitier salutes Denzel Washington
Sidney Poitier honors George Stevens Jr.
At the 2014 Oscars